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Hello - I am new to allnurses.com and decided to pose my situation online.

I recently began working as an LPN in a personal care retirement community in PA. It is privately owned and family operated with most of the administrative positions appointed to family or close friends. The facility is beautiful and the residents overall seem to enjoy the facility.

My questions -

#1 Can the Director of Nursing in a Personal Care Home be a med tech/CNA?

#1 Can a med tech/CNA be in charge over RN's and LPN's??

This is a liability concern for me. Could my license be affected by a bad decision made by a med tech?

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

I would not work under such circumstances.

pagandeva2000, LPN

7,984 Posts

Specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

What you can do, I believe, is ask the BON of your state if this is possible. When I email mine, they usually respond very quickly. I have never called them, but would probably do so if a situation is so dicey that I didn't want them to track me. This sounds insane and unheard of.

PALPN4018

15 Posts

Specializes in med surg, pediatrics, geriatrics, family.
What you can do, I believe, is ask the BON of your state if this is possible. When I email mine, they usually respond very quickly. I have never called them, but would probably do so if a situation is so dicey that I didn't want them to track me. This sounds insane and unheard of.
Thanks for your reply. I did do some online research on personal care homes. According to what I found, PCH's do not have to hire nurses at all.

This facility began hiring nurses about 5 years ago. I guess given the state standard for PCH's, the "DON" is legit. That does not mean I have to be comfortable with that and I am not.

pagandeva2000, LPN

7,984 Posts

Specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

Wow...anyone can do ANYTHING, huh?

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